TalTech's Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security brings together comprehensive cyber competence
TalTech's Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security celebrates its fifth birthday this week. According to Rain Ottis, head of the Centre, the multidisciplinary research group today explores cyber security very broadly, from cryptography to monitoring systems, from the legal aspects of cyber security to digital forensics.
"This approach enables us to engage in high-level collaboration with both the public sector and private companies such as Cybernetica, CybExer, GuardTime and RangeForce," Ottis noted.
He said that in addition to cyber security research, the centre has many important activities for bringing new people to this domain, including an international Cyber security MSc program, the Cyber Security Summer School and CyberSpike competition. "By the time of our fifth birthday, the first PhD thesis associated with our centre has successfully been defended and 234 master students have graduated."
Cyber security is an international field, with staff from eight different nationalities, the centre today involves a total of 30 researchers and specialists.
In addition to Tallinn University of Technology, on 12 November 2014 the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the Information System Authority, Estonian Police and Border Guard Board and the Estonian Forensic Science Institute signed the agreement to jointly develop cyber security in Estonia through the centre.